Simple Chicken Soup Recipes

Article by Emely

In this post i will show you how to make simple Chicken Soup many ways. This not-too-thick soup makes a warming but not super filling first course, with the rice, meat, and vegetables supporting actors rather than major players. Recipe makes 4 servings. Preparation time; 30 minutes. Follow this simple directions:

6 cups chicken stock½ cup white rice1 carrot, thinly sliced1 celery stalk, thinly sliced1 cup raw or cooked chopped boneless, skinless chicken, or moreSalt and freshly ground black pepperChopped fresh parsley, dill, or cilantro leaves for garnish
1. Put the stock in a large, deep pot over medium high heat. When it is just about boiling, turn the heat down so that it bubbles, but not too vigorously. Stir in the rice, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are all tender, about 20 minutes.
2. Stir in the chicken. If it is raw, cook until it is cooked through, another 5 to 8 minutes. If it is cooked, cook 2 or 3 minutes, until it is hot. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Garnish with the herbs and serve.
Other Ways to prepare Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup with VegetablesOmit the rice, if you like, and add up to 1 ½ cups mixed ¼ inch diced vegetables, like carrots, celery, onion, turnip, parsnip, zucchini or yellow squash, or potato; sliced mushrooms; peas or corn kernels; thinly shredded cabbage, bok choy, or greens. Add the vegetables to the stock by cooking times, starting with the harder, longer cooking vegetables like carrots or potato.
Chicken Soup with Rice, Mexican StyleOmit the carrot and celery, if you like. Add 1 cup diced tomatoes along with the chicken. Then add ½ cup minced raw white onion, ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice, or to taste, ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro, or more to taste, and minced fresh jalapenos or other chiles to taste (optional) just before serving. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Chicken Soup with Rice, Chinese StyleAdd 1 teaspoon each minced fresh ginger and garlic with the chicken. A cup or so green peas (frozen are fine; add at the last minute) or chopped mushrooms are a nice addition (added during the last few minutes of cooking). Season with a couple tablespoons soy sauce and a lot of black pepper and stir in 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil if you like.
Chipotle Chicken SoupAdd 4 to 6 dried chipotle chiles, cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, and 1 teaspoon dried oregano. Soak the chiles in just-boiled water to cover until soft, about 20 minutes; drain and use a knife to slice open and scrape out all the seeds and remove the stems. Put the chiles, garlic, tomato paste, and oregano in a blender or food processor and purée; add only enough chicken stock from the soup to get the purée going. Add the chipotle paste to taste to the soup or pass it with the soup servings.
Follow the simple directions carefully. Lots of fun preparing this chicken soup recipes and Bon Apetit.
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